September 27 in Tagaytay
September 27 – The Exaltation of the Holy and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord is a patronal feast at the parish in Siniloan (Laguna). The festive service was conducted by the rector of the parish, Archimandrite Philemon (Castro) and the dean of the Manila district, Hieromonk Alexei (Lapshin). At the end of the Divine Liturgy, the consecration of the Cross on the dome of the Holy Cross Church took place.
Patronal feast of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos is in parish in Arakan, Cotabato, Philippines
The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Priest Moses Kahilig, in the concelebration of Priests Nicholas Salgado and Ambrose Sumagaysay with deacons Anthony Aranco and Rafael Frajillo. After the service, a procession took place
Divine Liturgy in the parish of Kazan icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau.
On September 17, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, the secretary of the Philippine-Vietnamese Diocese, Hieromonk Korniliy (Molev), celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the parish in honor of the Iveron Icon of the Mother of God in Manila, in the concelebration of the cleric of the Iveron parish, Priest Agustin Ponferrada. Three Filipino students who were going to Russia to study in theological schools also prayed at the service. Also, two new parishioners have passed the rite of catechism. On the same day, a prayer service was held on the island of Panglao for the beginning of the construction of the temple in honor of the icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear”. The benefactors of the Iveron parish took part in it.
On September 9, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated in Nha Trang. It is always nice to see both regular and new worshippers. The Russian Orthodox Church in Vietnam now has four parishes (in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Vung Tau), but so far only one priest. Since the main parish is in Vung Tau, services at other parishes are performed as regularly as possible (taking into account the considerable distances between cities), therefore each such service is a special feast for believers.
September 9 in Lawigue (Tayabas) the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. The service was conducted by Priest Augustine Ponferrada. After the service, the volunteers of the diocesan Department for Charity and Social Service and the FMI Foundation organized a charity lunch and distribution of humanitarian aid.
On September 3, parishioners of the Dormition parish in the village of Banate, Mindanao, gathered in the temple for joint prayer. Most recently, the parish celebrated the patronal feast – this is noticeable by the carefully decorated church. After the Typica, the faithful held a meeting to evaluate the results of recent preparations for the celebration of the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary and discussed further plans, development and activities of the parish.
On September 5, a prayer service for the beginning of the new school year was held in the church in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in Vung Tau. We also prayed for those students who live in other cities of Vietnam. God bless you, dear students, teachers and parents! Happy New school year!